September 24, 2017

posted Sep 24, 2017, 2:35 PM by GCHS Band

Rehearsal Schedule for the week:

  • Monday - Guard Sectional (3-5); Trumpet Sectional (3:15-4:30); Percussion Sectional (5-8)
  • Tuesday - Full Band (3-5); all other Hornline Sectionals (5-6)
  • Thursday - Full Band (3-5)
  • Friday - FB vs. Peabody @ 7:00 - 8th grade night!  We will meet at 5:30 to rehearse with the 8th graders!
  • Saturday - GCMI!!!!  All day!  See below for details.
  • Thanks to all those who came out to the Homecoming game on Friday night or traveled down to Arlington to competition on Saturday!  We had our best show of the season on Saturday night!  It was great from all entities of the band and part of it was because of the tremendous cheering section that we had at the contest!
  • Thanks to those who got out an sold their Boston Butts!
  • Thanks to all those who got trophy sponsors for our competition!  Let the businesses know how much of a difference this makes and how much we appreciate them!
  • Drinks for the competition were due this past Wednesday!  Thanks to all those who have already brought yours!  If you have not brought yours, you can do so TOMORROW!  We will get a final count tomorrow and then begin purchasing what we don't have enough of for the competition.
  • The next band fee payment of $30 is due on or before October 1st!
  • Senior State Scholarship Application deadline has been extended until October 6th!  All applications MUST be postmarked no later than WEDNESDAY,  OCTOBER 6TH!  NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • The Williams Sausage New York Trip Fundraiser is due THIS FRIDAY!  All orders + $$$ are due on Friday.  All profits will go towards your student's NY Trip.  46% profit on the bacon and 51% profit on the sausage.
  • Friday night we have a FB game vs. Peabody @ 7:00!  This our 8th grade night when all of the 8th graders join in with the high school band to play the national anthem and pep band tunes in the stands during the first half.  This is a great recruiting tool for the high school band.  I hope many of you (parents) will make yourself available to those 8th grade parents that you know to make them feel comfortable and involved as their student starts thinking about high school and high school band.  High school band students must be dressed in full uniform and in their seats at 5:30 for rehearsal with the 8th graders.  If an 8th grader is also in the high school band then their primary responsibility on this night is with their middle school band program until half time.
  • Saturday is our BIG DAY!!!  The Gibson County Marching Invitational will be THIS SATURDAY @ GCHS!  We are still in need of lots of help for this event.  We can NOT pull this event off without EVERYONE pitching in to help.  If you have not volunteered to help please contact Kim Todd or Wendy Tate ASAP to get signed up to help.  We are expecting over 1000 band students on our campus on Saturday which will probably translate into ~1500 spectators on top of that.  This is our largest fundraiser of the year and we need YOUR HELP!
  • Students will have to be in the band room dressed in polos, khaki shorts/jeans, and tennis shoes @ 8:30 on Saturday morning.  They need to have eaten breakfast BEFORE they arrive!  We will then prepare the campus for the competition before the first band arrives around ~9:30.  Students all have jobs that they are responsible for all day long.  Students will have to be in uniform no later than 2:50 for warm-up.  We perform in exhibition only at the end of the preliminary competition at 3:30.  Students will then immediately present awards in the preliminary competition.  Students will then be provided with pizza by the band boosters in the cafeteria.  The finals competition begins at 7:00 pm and students will report back to their jobs.  If their band did not make finals they will be expected to report to one of the two concession stands.  Students will once again present awards at the end of finals (~9:15pm).  Students will then have to return the campus to the way that we found it if not better at 8:30 that morning.  Students will be dismissed after that point (~11 that night).  The forecast as of today for Saturday is mostly sunny with a high of 75 and a low of 52.  It should be a great day for a competition!
  • For this Saturday we ask that everyone car pools if possible!  All vehicles will need to be parked at the equine center behind the high school.  We need all the space around campus that we can get so we need to make sure that all cars are clear of the parking lot and at the equine center for the day's events by 8:30 am!
  • All contest related information can be found on the contest website: 
  • Boston Butt orders must be picked up behind the vocational building between 7 and 8 am BEFORE the bands start arriving that morning!

Upcoming Dates:

  • October 2-6 - FALL BREAK!  NO SCHOOL!
  • Tuesday, October 3rd - 3rd NYC Trip Payment of $175 is due to Thomas Tours!
  • Thursday, October 5th - MANDATORY REHEARSAL - 6-9pm
  • Friday, October 6th - FB @ Union City - The band will NOT travel to this game due it being UC's homecoming and we will not be allowed to perform at halftime due to their homecoming activities.
  • Saturday, October 7th - Davy Crockett Parade - 2:00 pm - Rutherford, TN - We will meet at 1:15 in khaki shorts and polos.  We will not take buses to this event!